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Here is a video that shows you how to create your first Windows Mobile 6 (Professional) application using Visual Studio 2008.

You will learn why and how to install the Windows Mobile 6 SDKs, you will also learn how to change properties of User Interface Controls that you are using inside your application and you will learn how to add functionality to your application. Finally, you will learn how to make use of the Device Emulator to test your first Windows Mobile application. The sample code that is shown in the video is also available for download. Feel free to use and extend this sample code.

For more information on how to develop applications for Windows Mobile devices, make sure to visit the Windows Mobile Developer Center.
Last edited Feb 10 2010 at 3:53 PM  by Maarten_MVP, version 5
vikrantkpr wrote  Mar 8 2009 at 8:09 PM  
Hey Friends
I am just trying to find out stuff about development for mobile, found that Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Java are the available options after searching on . This Page with tabs are the best startup i have found. The Document Outlines to download SDK, then it gives link to video and source code, so that when i will be watching video, i will be able to pause it and have a look at the source code provided. This is really brilliant, never found such a fantastic page on microsoft site before. I am going to download the stuff , grab a tea, and then will study and will try to make best out of it. Hey Maarteen and team, thanks a lot for the brilliantest Page.

Maarten_MVP wrote  Apr 12 2009 at 8:19 AM  
Thank you very much, vikrantkpr! I am glad you enjoyed the video. Over the upcoming months I will create more videos around developing applications for Windows Mobile Devices. Starting in two weeks or so I will show how to create a full blown Windows Mobile application that will run on different devices with different form factors, using 1 single code base. The application will be location aware, stores data in a SQL CE Database, calls out to a number of Web Services and can be your starting point to develop your own real world applications. I will record each and every step I take to develop this application and all source code will be available for everybody, for free! Just check out over the upcoming weeks / month to join me for this series. And of course everybody else is welcome to take a look at this application being developed.


mwtoews wrote  Apr 29 2009 at 9:32 PM  
I can't figure out how to install the SDK. I recently bought and installed VS 2008 Standard, and I've installed the two prerequisites. However the Mobile 6 SDK refresh indicates that Visual Studio 2005 SP1 or later is not installed. As suggested in the video, I'm attempting to install the SDK after installing VS 2008. The prerequisites for the SDK only mention VS 2005 with not a whisper of 2008, making me wonder about my investment...

Maarten_MVP wrote  May 1 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Unfortunately, AFAIK you need VS2008 Pro, see this link: and compare it to the product info of VS2008 Standard. Hopefully you can either change the license or maybe trade it in for a VS2005 Standard license.

Impromptu wrote  May 4 2009 at 9:35 AM  
This video is unfortunatly more an introduction to VisualStudio than Windows Mobile application writing. I did learn some new things but mostly he talks about things all previous users of VisualStudio should know (Control properties, intellisense, doubleclicking a button in designer generetes code...)

felixCat wrote  Jun 24 2009 at 7:43 PM  
Can I implement voice in the mobile applications?

vijayvishwakarma wrote  Jul 25 2009 at 2:56 PM  
Thank You very much for your better collaboration with all developers. Can I implement voice based application for mobiles?
I am indian but alway in touch of microsoft.
I want to chat with u for some problems please give me ur email id or any contact please?
reply soon

Maarten_MVP wrote  Aug 5 2009 at 7:48 PM  
You can always contact me through the following email address: info 'at' You will get an answer, although it might take a while, depending on my schedule.


mlheese wrote  Sep 26 2009 at 5:02 AM  
Someone should clarify that you cannot develop Windows Mobile applications with the Express version of Visual Studio 2008. If there is a way to do this, I'd be grateful if you passed it on but from what I've seen, the Windows Mobile 6.0 SDK installs but does not show up anywhere in Visual Studio 2008 Express, however it does show up in my older Visual Studio 2005 full version.

dhon wrote  Nov 7 2009 at 2:56 PM  
Hi, i have downloaded Windows Mobile 6 Professional SDK Refresh and Windows Mobile 6 Standard SDK Refresh..while installing it i receive a message that i dont have installed Visual Studio 2005 SP1 or later but i have Visual Studio 2005 Professional can i solve the problem?

KaiJones wrote  Dec 20 2009 at 8:54 PM  
Having problems installing the sdk 6.0 it installs but is not reconized by 2008 pro or the 2010 beta2 i downloaded. the highest option i have is net 3.5 in 2008 with mobile 5.0 version.

Also another thing is the video link is down ... I click on it and get this error message.
Back to Project Home

There was an error downloading the file. It may have been deleted from the server.

Decryphe wrote  Jan 29 2010 at 8:15 PM  
Video is down.

I'll try to setup WM6 SDK today in a VM to see if I can make this work as I hope it should.

Avaren wrote  Feb 18 2010 at 11:19 PM  
The source code download now links to a zip with the video in, can this be fixed?

eoywn wrote  May 14 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Thanks for the video !! It works : )
I'm going to write a program to capture the signal strength of WiFi but I'm new in c#. Any sample code for this?

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